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Book Review: How to Speak Fluent Sewing

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

How to Speak Fluent Sewing

How to Speak Fluent Sewing
Christine Haynes
Stash Books; $22.95


One of the goals of our industry is to attract new sewers or crafters so that the industry continues to thrive. For those of us who have been around a long time, the lingo and terminology are second nature. Even for those who are experienced quilters or fiber artists, some sewing terms may not be as familiar. This comprehensive directory explains and illustrates more than 300 different sewing terms. The author approaches each item, whether that is a tool, a term for stitching, or a type of seam, and answers three basic questions: What it is, What it does, Why use it. At first glance, I thought it seemed rather basic; with a deeper look, I can see its value as a reference not just for new sewists but also for those who are more experienced. After all, do you know when to use a hera marker or when to use ball-point pins as opposed to glass-head pins?


Look for this book at your favorite quilt or book retailer. Here’s a link to Amazon if you would like to learn more about the book.



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